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Human Universe

Human Universe


作者  /  Brian Cox/ Andrew Cohen

出版社 / HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS LTD.

出版日期 / 2015/05/07

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$495

售價 / 9折, NT$ 446

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人類是宇宙唯一的主人嗎?地球還能存活多久?生命的起源及宇宙又從何而來?
讓搖滾明星物理學家─布萊恩•考克斯教授為你解惑
充滿詩意及浪漫的人類生命旅程探險,探討人類與宇宙的奇妙關係

「如果從紀錄片中仍感受不到人類與宇宙的驚奇,千萬不要錯過這本書!」—《泰晤士報》
「優秀、充滿野心及創意的重要之作!」—《英國衛報》
「透過考克斯博士精湛的說明,徹底展現充滿力量的自然現象,讓我們重新感受宇宙的神奇。」—《Sunday Express》

從人類具備思考能力開始,我們就在詢問生命的起源在哪裡?宇宙又是從何而來?除了人類外是否還有其他高等生物的存在?宇宙間的自然力量又是如何影響人類,使我們一步步邁向文明社會?宇宙至今已存在137億年,浩瀚無垠的宇宙,人類探索的腳步不曾停止,隨著科學的進步,人類終於有機會揭開宇宙的奧祕。這次考克斯教授帶領我們走出實驗室,進入大自然探尋其中的奇妙現象,尋找地球與宇宙間最珍貴及神奇的事物,實現讀者想探索宇宙奧秘的願望。

布萊恩‧考克斯(Brian Cox)是一位英國粒子物理學家、英國皇家學會研究員,並在英國曼徹斯特大學擔任教授。他同時也是歐洲核子研究組織的成員,負責大型強子對撞機的超環面儀器(ATLAS)實驗。考克斯最著名的作品是擔任英國BBC節目主持人,並發行了BBC最暢銷的科學紀錄片奇蹟三部曲。90年代考克斯曾是樂團D:Ream的鍵盤手,因而有了「搖滾明星物理學家」的稱號。

Andrew Cohen目前為BBC科學部的主要負責人,同時也擔任BBC科學節目Human Universe影集的執行製作人。在他的帶領下,為BBC發行許多知名的科學紀錄片:《Horizon》、《Wonder》系列及《Stargazing Live》。他也在曼徹斯特大學生命科學系擔任榮譽講師。 

Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from.

What is a human being? Objectively, nothing of consequence. Particles of dust in an infinite arena, present for an instant in eternity. Clumps of atoms in a universe with more galaxies than people. And yet a human being is necessary for the question itself to exist, and the presence of a question in the universe – any question – is the most wonderful thing.

Questions require minds, and minds bring meaning. What is meaning? I don’t know, except that the universe and every pointless speck inside it means something to me. I am astonished by the existence of a single atom, and find my civilisation to be an outrageous imprint on reality. I don’t understand it. Nobody does, but it makes me smile.
This book asks questions about our origins, our destiny, and our place in the universe. We have no right to expect answers; we have no right to even ask. But ask and wonder we do.

Human Universe is first and foremost a love letter to humanity; a celebration of our outrageous fortune in existing at all. I have chosen to write my letter in the language of science, because there is no better demonstration of our magnificent ascent from dust to paragon of animals than the exponentiation of knowledge generated by science. Two million years ago we were apemen. Now we are spacemen. That has happened, as far as we know, nowhere else. That is worth celebrating.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681087515007
ISBN 13 /9780008125080
ISBN 10 /0008125082
EAN /9780008125080

頁數272
尺寸19.8X13X2.5CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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